The following letter was provided by International Playthings regarding the quality and safety of their toys. It is reprinted here for your convenience.
International Playthings, Inc. has been in the business of designing, manufacturing, importing and distributing toys for over 40 years. We take the safety of our products and the safety of our customers very seriously. International Playthings products are not part of the recent recalls involving lead paint in toys. Furthermore, International Playthings has absolutely no association with the Chinese factories that have been named in the recall. Before we market or import any toy, whether it is made in China or elsewhere, we ensure that it fully conforms to the applicable compulsory and voluntary standards of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission). We also work very closely with our overseas vendors to ensure that rigorous quality control measures are in place for every item that we produce and import. In light of the recalls, however, we are taking a very close look at our current procedures and will likely make them even stricter in the future to address the growing concerns of our customers.
Please rest assured that if you have a product made or imported by International Playthings, it is safe. If you would like further assurances about a specific product or brand, we are more than happy to speak with you about your concern.